Fortescue shares placed in trading halt

Fortescue Metals Group shares have been placed in a trading halt amid reports the company has requested a waiver on its debt commitments.

The reports sent the company’s shares plummeting more than 13% yesterday.

Fortescue said in a statement today it had requested the halt due to concerns about “continued rumours and speculation”.

“Discussions with its banks have progressed significantly overnight and it is in the best interests of shareholders to halt trading in Fortescue’s securities,” the company said.

“Fortescue reterates its announcement from yesterday that it is in compliance with its banking covenants and is conducting discussions with its supportive banking group.”

Fortescue expects to make an announcement regarding a restructure before September 18.

This article was first published on LeadingCompany’s sister site, SmartCompany.

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